Nothing is known about the biology of laticornis.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
Keys including this Species
Known from the type locality and from Agua Caliente and Cartago, Costa Rica. (Wilson 2003)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- laticornis. Pheidole laticornis Wilson, 2003: 203, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: scape broadened at the base, wider there than near the apex; head dark yellow, with brown spot on vertex; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar. Other traits as illustrated.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.02, HL 1.08, SL 0.76, EL 0.18, PW 0.58. Paratype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.60, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.
COLOR Major: body and head dark yellow, with fuzzy, circular brown spot on vertex, except for gaster, which is yellowish brown.
Minor: mesosoma, petiole, and appendages dark yellow; head, postpetiole, and gaster yellowish to plain light brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COSTA RICA: Palmar, Puntarenas, col. E. O. Wilson. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L laticornis, broad-horned, referring to the basally widened scape.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 203, fig. major, minor described)